Lexington's Urban County Council voted Tuesday to ask the Public Safety Committee for a list of places where people can go during violent weather or other emergencies.
Council member Bill Farmer said people called the city Friday asking where to go as tornadoes swept through Kentucky. "We couldn't say, 'Go to this church, go to this shopping mall,'" he said. "Let's put our resources together."
Mayor Jim Gray said public safety commissioner Clay Mason has begun a review, with feedback from first-responders and emergency management, on the city's response.
Mason said it might be more practical to identify certain groups, such as mobile home residents, and connect them to nearby shelters.
Mason said city officials tracking the storms Friday determined there was a two-hour window, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., when city employees could leave work and get home before the storms hit.
Gray dismissed employees at 2 p.m. and asked businesses to let employees leave early.
He also dispatched 14 search and rescue crews to West Liberty, one of the hardest-hit areas, Friday night and more on Saturday.